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3.3.2 Labels or Instructions (A)

Understanding 3.3.2 Labels or Instructions (A)

When data must be entered in a specific format or in a particular way, clear instructions must be associated with the form field. This ensures that everyone understands any requirements for entering data, and does so in a way that ensures that people unable to see the information are made aware of it by their screen readers.

Requirements / What to do?

  • Instructions are provided for fields that require data to be entered in a specific format;
  • Instructions are properly associated with the relevant form field.

Common mistakes

  • Data is expected in a specific format, but no instructions have been provided;
  • Instructions have been provided, but they are not associated with the relevant field.

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